The Jewelry line is a continuous project in close collaboration with Antwerp-based Atelier11. Designed by Cedric and handmade in Antwerp in limited, numbered editions.

1. DESTRUCTION - REGENERATION - FERTILITY

Focussing on the direct consequences of global warming and the Svalbard Global Seed Vault: A giant vault located deep in the permafrost on the island of Spitsbergen, storing about half a million seeds, meant to protect the world’s vegetal diversity from natural or manmade disasters. However, if all the ice would melt, even this vault can’t protect us from losing the biodiversity... To translate my concern: I put seedlings into a small vault-looking protective space, So we can carry them with us, trying to protect what remains...


photography by Gullam, Tokyo.

HEKLA Brooche & KRAFLA Necklace — Glass and copper containing a plantsprout cast in resin. edition of 50. Handmade in Anwerp. — launched in 2010 for THE LAST GLACIER collection.

These copper time capsules translate the paradox: the duality of carrying around fertility, a cure for destruction, a talisman for renewal. But at the same time the incarnation of one of the most destructive forces known to men...


(left) Paco by Yves De Brabander — (right) photography by Gullam, Tokyo.

MYRDALSSANDUR Body Necklace — Copper or Silver containing vulcanic black sand from the Myrdalssandur in Iceland. edition of 50. Handmade in Anwerp. —Launched in 2011 for THE WASTE LAND

EYJAFALLAJOKULL Necklace — Copper vault containing ashes from the Icelandic Eyjafallajokull vulcano, eruption of 2010. edition of 50. Handmade in Anwerp. — launched in 2011 for FIELDS OF REGENERATION

2. PRESERVATION - CONSERVATION

Focussing on the devastating consequences of 'modernising' the Amazon, which results in the disappearing of tribes, their rituals and their knowledge. Burning their lands, murdering their peoples... for the sake of agricultural cultivation...

SAGE - A plant that is used for communicating with the ancestors and for clearing out bad spirits - as the remains of a disappearing era and ritual grounds. A dissapearing world... The burned sage leaf is a reminder of what remains, a last connection to the ancestors.
By locking it in a double glass container i wanted to focus on their need of protection and the fragility of their existance.

launched in 2013 for REMAINS OF MUTED BELIEFS and TO THE DEPTHS OF THE LAST RESERVE in an edition of 25 each — handblown glass and copper — handmade in Antwerp.

HUAORANI 'BURN' Necklace — containing a burned sage leaf.

HUAORANI 'SEED' Necklace — containing sage seeds.

RONDONIA assymetric Necklace — containing Soy seeds.


photo by DARKLANDS, Berlin

AWA
"AMAZON SAVIOUR SCULPTURE"

In continuation of the previous series, I have created a copper and glass timecapsule containing sand, stone and a burned twig as the remains of a disappearing era and ritual grounds. a dissapearing world...

Glass, copper, stone, wood and sand
edition 1 of 1, 2013, Handmade in Antwerp

 

 

3. DISSAPEARING - PROTECTING

 

TSACHILLA copper Cuffs — Handhammered copper.

TONATIUH Bracelets — Handhammered Copper (or) Silver bracelet.

 

ZINAVE / ZAMBEZE bracelets
2 layered or 3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper. edition of 20.

SENGE ring
2 layered or 3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper. edition of 20.

ZINGELA necklace
3 layered fragmented Buffalo Horn interfixed with Copper. edition of 3.

launched in 2015 for TO THE DEPTHS OF THE LAST RESERVE


4. LIBERTY - IMMIGRATION

 

IF THIS IS THE END. WHAT IF IT IS?
Necklace

Handstamped plate on copper or silver necklace constructed from various buckles and chains.

GOURMETTE Bracelet
Copper or silver bracelet constructed from various chains.

HERE IS NO BORDER ONLY DUST
bracelet

Handstamped plate on copper bracelet constructed from various chains

launched in 2017 for HERE IS NO BORDER ONLY DUST — IF THIS IS THE END WHAT IF IT IS? — GEWORFENHEIT